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One family has been able to reach a settlement in regards to the September 2008 plane crash involving drummer Travis Barker and the late Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein.

The family of co-pilot James Bland will be awarded with $500K from companies such as Global Exec. Aviation and Inter Travel & Services Inc.  Bland was a casualty to the crash and leaves behind a wife and his 17-year –old daughter.

The actual payments will be broken down between the two as his widow will receive $406, 250 whereas the daughter will be given $25,000 yearly for three years.

As one case is closed, there are more pending as a $12 million lawsuit was filed in February 2009 by the operator of the plane, Global Exec Aviation, against the airport, along with the tire company and the people who were behind the design of the aircraft.  Also the owner of the jet, Inter Travel & Services, the suit stated that the reasoning behind the crash falls into the hands of a faulty jet as well as a flawed runway.

Reported earlier, the mother of DJ AM is also seeking compensation stating that the crash was a factor in her son’s relapse into drugs which ended up taking his life.  She is currently seeking $20 million from the plane manufacturer, the pilots’ estates and others.

Although there were rumors that the DJ had decided to take his own life, reports stated that Goldstein did not commit suicide, but instead died of an accidental “acute intoxication” caused from the combined effects of numerous drugs such as cocaine, oxycodone, Vicodin, and Xanax.

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